The South Dakota Library Association , in conjunction with the SD State Library, sponsors the annual SD Children's Book Awards for grades PreK-5 and the South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards (formerly known as YARP) for grades 6-12.

doe.sd.gov
Preparing South Dakota Students for Success

Read! SD
South Dakota's Reading Challenge

#SDSummerReading2021: 100k Summer Readers for 2021! Attend in-person, outdoor, take home or virtual programming towards our continued goal of 100,000 participants.

Collaborative Summer Library Program creates an inclusive literacy based program enjoyable for all ages, annual unified theme, resources and professisonal support.

Girls Who Code: Computer science opportunities for elementary - middle school - high school kids across South Dakota

Jump Start: Summer Reading Workshop hosted annually in February/March

NASA @ My Library : National earth and space science initiative that connects NASA, public libraries, and their communities.

Oculus Go : Bring virtual reality programs to your library.

Performer's Database: A comprehensive listing of performers who have/will perform in South Dakota libraries.

Performer's Showcase! performers showcase november event
Join the Virtual Performer's Showcase in November!

READsquared! Online reading program management application for SD Libraries.

SDPB- Early Learning : a comprehensive program that provides educators, home schoolers, daycare providers, parents and guardians the tools they need to create a wholistic learning experience. Helps feed knowledge to our preschool aged children, and sows imagination, curiosity, and desire for constructive play and beneficial exploration.

SDStepAhead Supporting Early Learners : Developmentally appropriate goals for children's growth and learning at each age level (infant, toddler and preschooler). Access the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines to help guide plans for developing programming and activities.

Transforming Library Services
Training includes Transforming Teen Services and The Strategies to Support Early Literacy Learning. These bring responsive library programming that engages communities and provides hands-on, interest-based learning experiences.

Better Together: School & Public Library Partnerships
Collaboration Checklist

Social and Emotional Learning
Books, Resources, and Presentation

CELL Resources
Tips for Working with Preschoolers

Library Card Sign-Up Month/ First Library Card
Cornerstone Article, September 2021

Native American Books, Authors, and Resources
A working guide for educators, librarians, school counselors and other support staff as they seek to develop their literary collections. *This list is provided only as a resource.w

American Indians in Children's Literature: AICL's Best Books of 2020

South Dakota Historical Society Press:

Resources for patrons with special needs:

The Braille and Talking Book Library has both fiction and nonfiction books for children in print/braille (twin vision), braille, and talking book formats. Materials in the collection begin at the preschool level.

The Association of Specilized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies is a division of the American Library Association that focuses on providing a voice and advocating for underserved populations with sensory, physical, health, or behavioral conditions, etc.

Databases specifically suited for:

For assistance with any of the databases, visit libguides.library.sd.gov

#SDSummerReading2021: 100k Summer Readers for 2021! Attend in-person, outdoor, take home or virtual programming towards our continued goal of 100,000 participants.

Jump Start: Summer Reading Workshop hosted annually in February/March

Collaborative Summer Library Program creates an inclusive literacy based program enjoyable for all ages, annual unified theme, resources and professisonal support.

READsquared! Online reading program management application for SD Libraries.

Read and Win program at the SD State Fair
2021 State Fair, Sept. 2-6


Children and Youth Services Coordinator

Laura Kelly

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 1)
1-605-773-5066
email